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as conservation measures kick in, water shortages are growing. in the u.s., western fights over water rights have existed since the west was settled by european immigrants. now water shortages are growing more critical nationwide and spreading to the east. we take a look at the impact the nation's growing population has on this precious natural resource. 2007 was a record year for eastern u.s. water shortages. the associated press reported in october 2007 that, quote, an epic drought in georgia threatens the water supply for millions. florida doesn't have nearly enough water for its expected population boom. the great lakes are shrinking. upstate new york's reservoirs have dropped to record low. across america the picture critically clear, the nation's fresh water supplies can no longer quench its thirst, end quote. that passed but water shortages in the east are becoming more common place. >> we look at the southeastern united states, it was a long time period which droughts were not that serious. but we've had too two major droughts higher over the last decade and at the same time, i think what
in 2006, she has shepherded through the u.s. house passage of the first increase in the minimum wage in a decade. the $787 billion economic stimulus package to battle the recession and a massive overhaul of the health-care system. >> well, it's a... the enthusiasm and the boldness of the new deal but with less government. and we are... like to be thinking in entrepreneurial ways, more innovative ways then in previous recent memory. actually, the new deal was very innovative in its approach. and that is the tradition of america. our founders were innovaters, they were advocates of an entrepreneur all system, of public, private partnerships, of thinking in fresh ways. and from that came the industrial revolution and then a hundred years later, the technological revolution. and then well, almost 200 years later the technological revolution and now we'll have a green revolution. and we'll have a revolution in terms of the way we think about our country as we go forward. >> financial regulation, is that as big? >> it's very big. the day the president signed the wall street reform and cons
. solicitor general elena kagan is poised to become the fourth woman to serve on the u.s. supreme court after a week of unsee ventful confirmation hearings. unlike during hearings for prior female nominees the focus wasn't on elena kagan's gender or her position on women's issues but rather her experience or lack thereof. she is the first nominee in close to 40 years to have no judicial experience. although she remained elusive on controversial issues such as abortion, gays in the military, and gun rights, kagan described her politics as prerogative but said she would be an independent and impartial judge. kagan's resume highlights first female achievements such as the first female u.s. solicitor general and the first woman to serve as dean of harvard law school. in her opening statement, kagan thanked justices o'connor and ginsburg for their trail blazing success. but unlike justice sotomayor who called herself a proud latina, kagan does not see herself as a poster child for women's rights. so congressman norton will elena kagan be as most predict, she will be honest the court but will she b
realms. hillary clinton's global. she's u.s. >> i say as an elected official, i mean what nancy pelosi has gotten done as speaker, i think eclipses what hillary was able to do as one of 100 in the senate. >> bonnie: no doubt about that. but i'm just saying in terms of, forget elected. are you absolutely right about that. but i'm talking maybe more in terms of name recognition. >> oh, globally for sure. but i mean look at what she has done. i mean if they had done nothing but the health-care reform, it would have-- i would have gone home a happy woman. and they would have done financial reform and the house cap and trade. they have to my mind done everything obama has asked them to do and more. she may suffer for it because she ought to get extra-- because it was uphill. a lot of this stuff was not just sweeping but deeply unpopular and she got it done. >> and it's going to cost them in november. i mean most of the major legislation that we're talking about, the three part, the financial reform, health care and the stimulus bill, she was driving the wave of popularity of obama and obama
the more exciting steps teens can take on the path to adulthood and one of the more dangerous. a group of u.s. senators wans to establish nationalal standards for teen drivers. senator amy klobuchar says the wide variety of state laws puts all drivers at risk. >> when you look at state by state, the states that have graduated licensing where they start small, where you just have a permit and maybe you can have one person in the car, family member, then you can get one friend in the car and finally you get your full-blown license, state that do that have a much lower accident rate for the kids. sometimes 10, 20%, up to 40%. and so we think it's very important to at least use that as a model for the entire country. >> seatbelt and minimum drinking age laws are all the same nationwide. but states sets their own rules for new drivers. senator klobuchar helped draft the safe teen and novice driver uniform protection or stand up act. currently making its way through the senate, the bill sets a three-stage national system for teen drivers. the first stage would require states to make 16 the minimum
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